The Application Process

We can help you with all stages of the application process:

  • The Initial Application stage (most claims are denied at this stage)
  • The Hearing Stage
  • Appeals

Applying for Social Security Disability involves filling out forms, reporting your work history, collecting medical documentation (sometimes involving testimony of expert witnesses), and negotiating a complex government bureaucracy.

Although you can do this yourself either online at, by phone at 1-800-772-1213, or in person at your local Social Security office, enlisting the help of an experienced attorney from Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law will help you avoid common errors and facilitate your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. Often, benefits are not awarded until the hearing level where having an attorney has been shown to increase favorable decisions statistically.

We do not do just the occasional SSD case. We have handled and obtained benefits for more than 15,000 clients and are longstanding members of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR). We know the law, and we keep abreast of changes as they take effect.

You’ve already applied and been rejected?

We can help you appeal. No matter where you are in the process — preparing your application and interviewing, appealing a denied initial application, or going to a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) — put our expertise to work for you.

Worried about cost?

At Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, your first consultation with one of our attorneys is free, and we never charge a fee until we win your case and you collect. The fee is a percentage of your past due benefits and is limited by the SSA.

Need Help?

Contact our experienced legal team by filling out the form below.

    Schedule a Free Case Review